Monday, January 29, 2018

Passionate, poetic and inventive: An interview with Sultan Pasha


In today's fast food world where quality became a remote aspect of life and everything is produced for short timeline, one stood against all odds to resurrect a heritage of perfumery from its very origin. What is made ephemeral is produced by menial methods for massive population. As a result, attar oils and traditional mukhallat (in Arabic means blend) which are fruits of patience andd maceration, are put in shade by modern perfume and disgraced by inferior quality provided by anonymous online opportunists. Nevertheless, it is quite fascinating to hear pros and cons of attars and mukhallats from one of the most upgrowing perfumers of this range. Thanks to his kind and friendly personality, and a little thanks to social network where we gather to share our passion for odor, many of you know who's the nose behind the picture above. Sultan Pasha; a self-thought perfumer with eastern origin and western identity.

Although he's fully introduced by many bloggers who described his creations, I found it necessary to go further with an interview. I confess I went sooo deep in conversation! Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Under my Skin by Francesca Bianchi; a Fragrance Review


The last few months have not been easy. A baby boy joined our family and it's so beautiful to be father, yet many of my perfumes jailed in wardrobe for the sake of his health. So it's been four months I haven't wear a perfume like I used to do before. Add last months of my wife's pregnancy and her heightened sense of smell to this period! As you guess I'm like Robbinson Crusue meets New York. If I ever needed a full-bodied fragrance with too many aspects, it's now. After months of hunger, I can't get enough of few notes in a perfume. I Need a massive pick.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Across 110th Street: Times Square by Masque Milano

I have never been in NYC, begrudgingly, but the Milano-based niche house of Masque Milano with their new release, Times Square, take me to years ago when I was deeply fond of cinema and I was a die-hard fan of Scorsese and his Taxi Driver. The movie's several sections passes through pervert streets of Times Square, showing porn cinemas, street jazz players, drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes and stench of cheap life all in a straight panorama of Scorsese's camera. I like the way he makes his masterpiece from streets where life is harsh, intense and stench. The same way acts Bruno Jovanovic - the architect behind Masque Times Square - with clarion notes and prominent accords. His tribute to old Times Square reminds me of Across 110th Street by Bobby Wommack.